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Garage Door Repairs- Serving Fremont

Opener Repair

Garage door opener repairs begin with inspecting the garage door opener to find the root of the failure. We will look at each of the parts and then make a determination as to what parts if any need to be repaired. If too many parts are broken or worn down then we will suggest that a replacement opener be installed.

Cable Replacement

Your garage door cables can snap or fray. The winding and rewinding of the cables of the door can make a cable replacement a necessary repair for your garage door. We can take off both of cables and replace them so that they can be put on your door’s cable drums.

Bent, Misaligned, and Rusted Tracks

Your garage door track can become bent, rusted or misaligned. The repair that we do involves bending the track back into place if possible or replacing the garage door track. If you see that your garage door track is rusted then it is important for us to evaluate its structural integrity so that we can determine if it is salvageable.

Broken or Bent Rollers

Your garage door rollers can become bent or broken because of the fact that the door has to roll up each time that it is raised or lowered. If a roller is not functioning properly then you cannot have a door that is balanced properly. This can make the entire door become misaligned. The rollers should be checked after they are replaced to ensure that they can yet again work to roll the garage door up properly.

Loose or Broken Hinges

Loose or broken hinges can be a safety issue for your garage door. The hinges have to support the weight of the door which is hundreds of pounds. If your hinges are loose, but still are safe to operate then we can tighten them up for you. If you have a broken door hinge, then we will safely remove it and place a brand new one in its spot.

Trolley Carriage Replacement

If your trolley carriage is not working to open the garage door, then it can be in your best interest to replace it. We can begin by locating the trolley carriage and checking to see if it is broken. If the carriage will still move, but if the door will not raise and lower then this means that a replacement is needed. We take the carriage and move it away from the trolley itself so that we can disconnect the header bracket from the rail so that we can take off the existing trolley to complete the replacement fully.

Broken Sensor Eye

Your garage door sensor eye might not be functioning the right way if your door’s remote is flashing and does not work right. The sensor wires that are in your sensor eye could be disconnected or broken. Shorted out wires can also cause the sensor eye to fail. We can examine the sensor eye closely to see what the issue is. If the wires are disconnected, then we can set them right again. If they are broken or shorted out, then the entire sensor eye will need to be replaced which takes less than one hour to complete.

Emergency Services

In life, it is important to have someone that you can turn to for emergency garage door repairs. Please feel free to call on us as your guardian angels of garage door repairs. We can take on any emergency because we know that if you leave a problem unchecked that it can worsen rather quickly. Our emergency services are available to you seven days per week and a simple phone call can get one of our technicians out to you in no time.

Same Day Service

In life, it is important to get exceptional customer service. Your repairs and replacements can be performed the same day by one of our talented experts. We will take the time to meet with you and help you diagnose what is happening to your garage door that is causing the malfunction to occur. We know that you need your door fixed in a pinch so do not hesitate to call us. Our company is open seven days per week so that even on the weekends you can get the help that you need from us.

Section or Panel Replacement

Sections and panels of your garage door can become damaged because of collisions in which a car, bike, skateboard or other item hits the door. It is important to repair or replace the panels because if they are not working properly then the entire door can bend or break when it is lifted off of the ground and folded up once again.

Weather Seal Replacement

Your weather seal may need to be replaced if it keeps coming off of the bottom of your garage door. The weather seal helps to keep cold air and water away from the interior of the garage. The constant lifting and shutting of the garage door can cause the weather seal to come off. We recommend that you replace your weather seal every two to three years as a form of preventative garage door maintenance. You can often overlook an issue with your weather seal until it is too late and water gets into the garage which can cause damage to occur. We can bring the correct weather seal with us and apply it with caulking to ensure that it is properly applied to your garage door.

Safety Eye Adjustment

Your safety eyes have to be in alignment so that they can work to open the door. Your remote will look to the safety eyes to turn on. Obstacles can cause the door to not lift up off of the ground properly. If your safety eyes are dirty, broken or cannot communicate with your garage door, then we can come out and fix them. This is a repair that we do on a daily basis. It is not very expensive to do and can make your door system run smoothly.

Bumpers

A garage door bumper is a component that is known to fail from time to time. There are leaf spring bumpers which you have if you have an overhead garage door for your home or business. This type of bumper might need to be replaced. What does a bumper do? Well, it works with the torsion system to help to ensure that there is an ample amount of tension for the cables. You probably know that your garage door slams down a lot which makes the bumper more at risk for an issue.

This leaf spring bumper can prevent your door from hitting the rear of its track. Some garage doors have a push down bumper. What does this do? It helps to stop the door from coming out of its tracks. The push down bumper contains a bumper that is made of rubber so that it can prevent the door from injuring others upon its falling. Your bumper will either corrode or become damaged due to wear and tear. We can take the bumpers off of the door and replace them fairly quickly. Do not try this repair yourself as you have to remove the bracket and restraint strap which can be dangerous to do.

Struts

Struts are a common part that needs to be repaired or replaced on your garage door. What is its job? Well, it is to aid the garage door in tightening its sections so that they become stiffened so that breaking or excessive bending does not occur. If you are a homeowner with a garage door then your strut will be about two inches wide, but you will only have one that is at the top of your door.

Trying to replace a strut can be very hard due to the fact that your garage door could drop and end up causing harm. Your strut’s length will also be as long as the door that it is going on to. We suggest only allowing us to conduct the replacement as the struts are hard to hang up and install.

Shafts

Your shaft is a long bar of metal that holds the door’s cable drums where they need to be. This helps to make sure that the torsion in the system is balanced properly. A sign that this item needs to be repaired is when the garage door cannot be lifted up off of the ground. Your shaft is above the door itself. You might find that it has sheared or is corroded. Because the shaft has torsion behind it, we have to remove the cable drums, cables and other items to replace it. We recommend only leaving this job to experts such as ourselves to avoid any injury due to the tension that the springs have in them.

Couplings

Coupling issues can cause your garage door opener’s motor to make a bad sound when it is turned on. Where are my couplings? They are on the rear of your door opener rail. They are found inside the motor’s head. Couplers turn a screw so that your garage door lifts and lowers. A coupling replacement begins with shutting off the power to the opener. Next, us taking the garage door opener rail and removing your two screws so that the coupling can slide out of place. Finally, the new coupling is put in and the screws are tightened once again.

Slats

Slats are curved or flat pieces that are on commercial doors. They lock together and are made of steel bars that can roll up and down. The function of these is to move up and down in the door’s tracks. The only way to repair these is to cut them out of your steel door and replace them.

Remotes

Your remote is the handheld device that you have so that you can turn on your garage door opener. A few issues can impact this device. The first is dead batteries which is an easy fix which involves just going to a hardware store and getting a new set of batteries and you are on your way. The second issue is that the remote may be broken. This could be caused by a broken component within the remote. This warrants an entire remote replacement. The final potential issue is that the safety eyes are not aligned properly so the remote cannot be read. You will need to adjust the eyes which are at the bottom of the door.

Gears

A garage door gear works with the chain so that together they can raise the door and lower it as well. A tight door chain can cause excessive wear on the gears. The chain will be taken off and the screws in the gear assembly removed so that the repair can be undertaken. Next, the pin in the helical gear gets taken out and the gears and washers will be removed so that a new gear can be put on. Once this is completed, the screws are put back in and the chain is tightened up.

Boards

A garage board works to help the entire door function. It is basically the control panel so it can encounter glitches which can cause problems. The power has to be off prior to installation to prevent injuries.The first step is to remove the light bulb and its lens cover. After this, we will remove wires from the door’s control panel. Next, we take out the screws from the control panel so that we can find the logic board. After this is found, we take out the wires and the mounting screws. Finally, we remove the logic board so that we can replace it fully.

Drums

The torsion spring shaft is where the drums are positioned. They can be found on the rollers which raise and lower the entire door. Wear and tear can do a number on the drums so if you see that yours is broken then you should replace it. We can also inspect the other drum to make sure that it has not been impacted because these drums need to be able to wrap the cables around so that your door lifts properly.

Bearing Plates

Bearing plates control the bars that make garage doors go up and down. There are three bearing plates on garage doors and due to the stress that they have to have exerted on them, they often shear or break. It is important to have us take a look at your bearing plates as the size of the door and the way that they are mounted can make repairing them difficult for you to do.

Keypads

A garage door keypad provides you with the necessary access to your garage. Your keypad may not function due to wiring problems and a keypad that has shorted out because of moisture. If the keypad does not work then you can have it replaced. It is best to try to test the wiring first to ensure that any loose wires have been dealt with. We can help to repair or replace your keypad in a snap.

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